Progress Report

May 2014 Highlights

By the Numbers


Proposals funded from Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, totaling $36,250


Issues of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature were processed and uploaded to New Prairie Press


Staff members attended “Masters of Disasters” training led by the Collection Disaster Team


Students reached by 4 instructional sessions


K-12 students from Phillipsburg Middle School reached by 1 K-12 instructional session


Items added to K-REx


Reference questions answered by faculty and Graduate Services librarians


Items received basic preservation treatments in order to be returned to the circulating collections


Meetings and events hosted in Hale Library


Documents delivered from K-State’s collection


Items lent to other colleges and universities by Interlibrary Loan


Questions answered by Hale Library help staff and librarians


Items borrowed from other libraries


Items checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan locations


Individuals came into Hale Library through the 2nd floor public entrance gates

Selected Accomplishments 

The first Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards were presented to Rachel Hayes (Industrial Engineering) for “Rubber Rampage: The Era that Produced Vulcanized Rubber,” Joshua Wilson (Communication Studies and Political Science) for “The Effect of Power Based Expectancy Violations on Perceptions of Attorney Credibility,” and Katlyn Buckley (Education), Charlie Lynn (Education), and Kynsey Creel (English) for “Humanizing the Inhuman; How Award-Winning Children’s Nonfiction Complicates Stereotypes.”

Twenty library staff members served over 1,000 students during the finals week Caffeine Fix.

With the help of the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Nebraska Libraries, K-State Libraries hosted the 2014 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference in Kansas City. Darchelle Martin was pre-conference chair and a member of the Program and Conference Planning Committees.

Dean Lori Goetsch and Tony Crawford met with Zev Allen of Soldier, KS, the recipient of the 2014 Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship. Allen will use the scholarship to support his internship with Community CORE to create bookmobile and summer food programs in Soldier and the surrounding communities.

Jo Crawford, Casey Hoeve, and Tim Watts worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Endowment Committee to approve a total of $37,508.35 in acquisitions from the departments of History, Music, Modern Languages, Philosophy, English, and the Libraries.

Char Simser published a novel, Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1)

Laura Bonella was appointed to the editorial board of College & Research Libraries, the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Ellen Urton was elected as Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the K-State Libraries faculty, and Melia Fritch was elected as Secretary.

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Last updated: 08/08/2014